Stephen Humphries

Stephen Humphries
Stephen Humphries's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Christian Science Monitor

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A- 86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) Ejiofor leavens the scenes of conflict between father and son, family and neighbors, voters and politicians with plentiful moments of gentle humor and grace. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
2/4 42% Reign of Fire (2002) McConaughey's soldier chews more scenery than even the toothiest of the dragons. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
1/4 24% Pearl Harbor (2001) Even the much-vaunted depiction of the Japanese attack, while often visually arresting, still suffers from over-frenetic editing and more emphasis on adventure thrills than befits the tragedy of Pearl Harbor. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2014
92% Insomnia (2002) A startlingly good thriller wrapped around a morality tale. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2013
1/4 3% Battlefield Earth (2000) The film starts well with interesting comic book-style camera angles, but it never generates enough tension due to preposterous plot holes and liberal borrowings from other movies. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
C 29% Eye of the Dolphin (2007) This indie, a Flipper for tweens, boasts winning roles by Bogie and Bacall, a pair of dolphins. The human actors don't fare as well. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2007
B+ 33% Click (2006) Click ventures into unexpectedly pensive territory and even becomes emotional. (That word has never before been used in conjunction with an Adam Sandler comedy.) Sandler, usually a callow actor, has never been less remote. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2006
C- 17% Underworld: Evolution (2006) For all the scenes of gory mayhem, you'll find more suspense watching the Winter Olympics curling event. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
B+ 40% End of the Spear (2006) Though the final steps in Mincayani's awakening are crudely sketched, the film's conclusion will stir even the nondevout. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2006
3/4 38% Sahara (2005) The secret ingredient that makes this handsome thriller so enjoyable is the chemistry between Alpha-male McConaughey and zany Zahn. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2005
3/4 65% Fever Pitch (2005) The film centers on someone obsessed with a sports team, but the story's universality lies in the way that it can act as a metaphor of a variety of stumbling blocks in a relationship. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2005
2/4 55% Cellular (2004) Dilutes any suspense by cramming its plot with contrivances. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2004
2/4 25% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement (2004) Lazily plotted Bachelorette for tweens. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2004
1/4 25% Raising Helen (2004) Great premise, but the ensuing trials and tribulations -- not to mention hapless attempts at comedy -- are ... off-key. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2004
0/4 44% Connie and Carla (2004) The screenplay feels as padded as a drag queen's dress. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2004
1/4 44% Good Boy! (2003) It's a wonder that the genre, started by the marvelous Babe, has any currency left after Cats and Dogs and Snow Dogs. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2003
0/4 25% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) Croft's quest is to find Pandora's Box before a mad scientist can get there first, open it, and unleash a series of second-rate special effects upon an unsuspecting world. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2003
2/4 73% The Italian Job (2003) The movie fails to understand the key ingredients of a great heist. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2003
1/4 22% Mr. Deeds (2002) He's still the same persona in every movie. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2002
2/4 66% Spy Game (2001) A decent thriller, but it's about as memorable as an Aldrich Ames mugshot. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2001